BAN PLASTIC BAGS

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India's plastics bag consumption is one of the highest in the world. Yet , little has been done to recycle, re-use and dispose of plastic waste. Plastic bags are difficult and costly to recycle and most end up on landfill sites where they take around 300 years to photo degrade. They break down into tiny toxic particles that contaminate the soil and waterways and enter the food chain when  animals accidentally ingest them.

Our Bharath is becoming increasingly contaminated by our unnecessary use of plastic carry bags. Big black bin liners, plastic carrier bags carrying advertising logos, clear sandwich bags, vegetable bags and a variety of other forms used to carry our daily food items and other items are all polluting our environment. Plastic bags can be seen hanging from the branches of trees, flying in the air on windy days, settled amongst bushes and floating on rivers. They clog up gutters and drains causing water and sewage to overflow and become the breeding grounds of germs and bacteria that cause diseases.Animals and water creatures are hurt and killed every day by discarded plastic bags. Mistaking plastic bags for food is commonplace amongst water animals. Plastic clogs their intestines and leads to slow starvation. Others become entangled in plastic bags and drown. Plastic bags take hundreds of years to break down.Given India's poor garbage collection facilities, tons of plastic bags litter the roads, preventing rainwater from seeping into the ground. Hundreds of Cows die in New Delhi alone every year when they choke on plastic bags while trying to eat vegetable waste stuffed in the garbage....

Besides choking drains, plastics are highly toxics. When burned they release cancer-causing gases. Lying in the garbage, polythene bags also find their way in gut of cattle, asphyxiating the animals. The cheap bags contain chemicals such as cadmium- or lead-based chemicals that are harmful to health. They leach into vegetables, meat and food.... 
  
The alternative to plastic bags are eco friendly Paper, Jute and Cloth bags. They are Natural and Bio-degradable and can be used to regenerate the earth on decay.They are also carbon neutral...

Hence we Urge you to

1. BAN Use and Manufacturing of Plastic Bags...

2. Subsidize the manufacturing of jute, clothe and paper bags to encourage its use by keeping its cost as low as possible and affordable to all...

3. Enhance Garbage collection facilities...by giving lucrative minimum support price for plastic bags garbage . It will create self employment opportunities for many..

4. Improve Plastic Recycling Faclities by increasing the no of recycling units by giving Loan and Subsidy to establish it and by giving MSP to their product.

SWATCH BHARAT..SWASTH BHARATH

Jai Hind.......



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